Tagged korean

100 Years of Korean Beauty Shows the Politics of Division in One Minute

A few months ago, we explored body image in the Asian community. Julianna Haahs’s story was a piercing indictment on the unrealistic Korean beauty standards; and our exclusive interview with Korea’s first plus-size model demonstrated the evolution of social and personal acceptance. The perception of beauty is often times defined by cultural boundaries. But what does beauty…

Diaspora Through Dining: Black & Asian Experience (part 2 of 2)

See the First Episode: Here Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community. In the second episode, Brutus invites Chung to La Caye, a Haitian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC, to break bread…

Diaspora Through Dining: The Black & Asian Experience

Wilkine Brutus (Haitian-American) and Danny Chung (Korean-American) explore their immigrant backgrounds, identity politics, Hip Hop, and the cross-cultural hardships of American assimilation in the Black and Asian community. In this first video, Chung invites Brutus to Jonro, a Korean restaurant in the heart of Koreatown, NYC, to break bread and explore their commonality. We’ve teamed up with Ebony…

DFD x EPTM Will Debut a Capsule Collection Inspired by the True American Story

Above you can see the video lookbook for the collaborative capsule collection between rapper/actor/and now style guy Dumbfoundead and LA streetwear brand EPTM. DFD goes on the say about the collection: Growing up, I remember sitting in the living room with my mom as she folded up laundry, patiently waiting through the last bit of…

I Asked These Aspiring Rappers at a Kpop Training Center About Their Goals in Hiphop

First, I taught a rap class at a Kpop training center, and then I asked that same class of Kpop trainees what separates (and connects) Hiphop and Kpop. In the final installment of our series at Born Star Academy in New York City, I wanted the students to critically analyze why they wanted to rap and…

I Taught a Rap Class at a Kpop Training Center: Part 1

Kpop is unstoppable. From selling pistachios at the Super Bowl to entertaining tweens on the Disney channel, Korean pop music and culture is infiltrating homes all around the world. Born Star Academy in Seoul has been providing the service of incubating raw talent for major entertainment companies to take to the next level. Recently, Born…

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